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Somerset Phoenix Project

Working alongside professionals and supporting children, young people and families affected by sexual abuse.

A specialist service supporting the development of professionals in Somerset. We are here to reduce the negative impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) on the lives of children and families living in Somerset

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How we can help

Somerset Phoenix is a small service provided by Barnardo's and Somerset & Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS). Providing support, training, consultation, and signposting to professionals supporting children, young people and families affected by child sexual abuse (CSA). We are a small team covering the whole of Somerset. We are not a referral service or a crisis service. If you need crisis intervention, refer to the useful links page.


For professionals

Information on training courses, professional consultation and guides for supporting children affected by sexual abuse


For parents & carers

Support for safe carers; peer support groups, information guids, tips for managing behaviour associated with the abuse


For children & young people

Support and information centered on you, what you need now and in the future

Latest News

30 Nov 2021

Christmas and New Year opening times

The service will be closed from Wednesday 22nd Dec and will reopen on Tuesday 4th Jan 2022. The team will be focusing on self-care and takin...

22 Nov 2021

Updated request for support form

We have again recently amended our professionals request for support form. We are trying to captre more data about our children and young people ...

10 Nov 2021

Come and be part of the Phoenix team!

We currently have an opening in our Somerset Phoenix Project team for a Specialist Support Worker.   It is for 2.5 days per week (20 h...

Barnardo's is a charity (216250 / SC037605) and a company limited by guarantee.
(61625 England - see the governing document). Registered office: Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 1QG | VAT number 507477337